Tamim Ansary is an Afghan/American. He is a lecturerÂ and authorÂ of 2 books, West of Kabul, East of New York and Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes. This presentation, which he delivered in March at the Veterans For Peace NW Regional Conference, has a clarity we seldom get from officials regardingÂ Afghanistan. His first hand familiarity with the subject matter makes a difference. His presentation serves as an insiderâs briefing into the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.